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Paulo Alvim, Secretary of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications

The Secretary of State Paulo Alvim is graduated in Civil Engineer at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and has also Master Degree in Information Science, at the University of Brasilia. He is the National Secretary of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications – MCTIC.

From 1982 to 1984 he was a project analyst for the transportation and energy areas. From 1985 to 1986, he worked at theSecretariat of Industrial Technology, at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, working in the areas of energy and basic industrial technology. From 1987 to 1989 he worked at CEBRAE, working in the areas of technological support to small businesses and superintendent in the area of ​​modernization and technical cooperation. From 1989 to 1990 he was Assistant General Secretary of the Ministry of Education. In 1990 he worked at the National R&D Funding Agency (FINEP).

From 1990 to 1992 he was at the Coordination of technological modernization of the Secretariat of Science and Technology of the State of Paraná, acting in the areas of technological prospection. In 1992 to 1993 he was Assistant Secretary at the of DF State Government. From 1994 to 1995 he was President of DF State Research Support Foundation FAP-DF. In 1995 he worked at FINEP in the international technology business area. From 1996 to 1997 he was Deputy Director at IBICT. From 1998 to 2000 he was Head of FINEP’s office in Brasilia. From 2000 to 2002 he was Director of the Department of Labor Intensive Sectors at the Secretariat of Production Development at the Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology. From 2002 to 2019, he worked at Sebrae Nacional, where he served as (i) Technology and Innovation Access Manager, (ii) Agribusiness Manager, (iii) Market Access Manager, (iv) Market Access and Financial Services Manager, (v) CRAB Coordinator, (vi) Board Advisor , (vii) analyst of the Entrepreneurial Culture Unit, in addition to the participation as Counselor of CDE of Sebrae PA, AC, RO, RJ and MG and as representative of Sebrae in national and international Councils and Forums.